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The Bigger Benefits of Electric Bikes

Updated: Jul 19

We’re living in the future! In all aspects, technology has improved our lives, whether that be through breakthrough medicines, renewable energy or new sporting ideas to keep us active (and living) longer… one of these changes is an electric bike. You may have already seen one of these zipping through your streets. The question is, is it worth all the hype, especially for our fellow cyclists?


The electric bike (nicknamed ‘E-bike’) might be the biggest adoption of green transportation of the decade. ‘cycling is already green’ you may say, but it’s more than that. Think about them in place of small petrol scooters rather than normal bicycles. E-bikes use rechargeable batteries that can travel up to 25 to 45 km/h, much faster than most people would cycle, getting you to your destination quicker and in better shape. In a nutshell they offer low cost, energy efficient, and emission-free transportation which also has physical and health benefits. But, why exactly is this such a good idea? Here are 8 benefits that will remove all your doubts and make you think about purchasing an E-bike… prepare for the best ride of your life! E-bikes have what they call battery-powered “pedal assist.” Technically, this is a machine integrated within the bike to give your pedaling a boost. This can reduce stress and impact on your knees and thighs. Say goodbye to sweaty rides.


There are E-bikes that have specific boosting technology that can assist you to conquer hills and inclines, so you don't have to worry about any challenging terrain. People of all ages and health can ride flawlessly and for much longer with an E-bike. Longer rides mean more views and more possibilities for lunch stops!

The technology gives you the extra oomph you need to cover miles of distance with little effort. You can also still take advantage of the multi-purpose cycle lane and paths that are traffic free, brilliant if you’re living in a city to slash your commute time. These are getting more and more popular in cities as governments and councils urge people to give up their car. The bikes have been developed over the years and now look almost like a normal bike frame, with only the subtle ‘hum’ giving them away. Take advantage of the lithe form and durability of an E-bike without anyone being the wiser!

According to a study of scientists at Switzerland's University of Basel, riding an E-bike is just as good as regular bikes at improving fitness. Although cycling with an E-bike is pedal assisted, it's still an exercise after all and therefore good for your health, both mentally and physically. If you are more into fitness, there are customizable ones suitable for exercise, try looking at and comparing these before purchasing.

If you use the E-bike instead of a motor vehicle it will save you money in the long run. Gasoline and diesel are costly in most countries, and occasional price surges can really impact on your budget. While with E-bikes, you can buy affordable batteries which can last you 18-50 miles after a full charge depending on the level of assistance you use.

We have all seen it in sci-fi movies. Sleek and sexy vehicles, none of which look old, bulky or have jets of smoke coming out the back, un-futuristic transportation is no longer being made. The electric bike is on its way to being up there with its smart counterparts. Considering that this invention will improve continuously over time, what we have now might be the prototype of this promising transport.


Many countries in Southeast Asia took the lead in using E-bikes as sustainable mode of transportation, and with the continuous rise of urban air pollution, there is a big future for E-bikes. Climate change and global warming are serious issues and we all need to play our part. We might be facing our last stand to save our dying earth, and we can all contribute to this. E-bikes emit lower pollution per kilometer than motorcycles and cars. You can help by using an E-bike instead of a gasoline or diesel car. They use energy with an average rate of 100 to 150 watts compared to 15,000 or so for a car. As a result, this can help to improve air quality.


In some countries’ laws, E-bikes are still considered as a bicycle, so if you don’t like the process of registration or getting licence plates or insurance, getting an E-bike can be a good choice. With new technology, everything is almost possible, and as the marketability of bikes increases, companies are now producing a variety of designs that can accommodate anyone's needs.



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